‘Future’ is postponed at Barrington

'Meet' met with troubles

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Due to a serious illness in the creative team, the high-profile workshop production of musical “Meet Mister Future,” set for later this month at Barrington Stage in Pittsfield, Mass., has been scrubbed.

The new show from composer Scott Frankel and book writer-lyricist Michael Korie, creators of the Broadway-bound “Grey Gardens,” was to have been the second in a series of three new tuners in the Musical Theater Lab, co-produced by composer William Finn and Barrington a.d. Julianne Boyd. Set during the 1939 World’s Fair, the show was to have run July 20-30, with Christopher Ashley directing.

The replacement show, running July 26-Aug. 6, is “Travels With My Discontent: A New Musical Revue,” based on the music of Deborah Abramson, musical director of Lincoln Center’s “Bernard Alba” and “Dessa Rose.” Finn will direct the new piece, which will feature Chip Zion (“Falsettos”), Megan Lawrence (“The Pajama Game”), Charles Brady (“The Burnt Part Boys”) and Katie Clarke (“The Light in the Piazza”).

Switch is the second of the summer series. “Disorder: A Mother-Daughter Vaudeville” (book by Katie Baldwin, music by Gihieh Lee and lyrics by Julianne Davis and Baldwin) replaced the previously announced “Dogs That Wear Hats” by composer Michael Shaieb and lyricist Stephen Tomac. “Disorder” will be helmed by Jack Cummings III, a.d. of New York’s Transit Group.

The series opener, “The Burnt Part Boys,” has been extended for a week, now playing through July 15.

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